On Sunday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that Kevin Martin would be out definitely with a thumb injury, but on Tuesday afternoon, there is a report that outlines a timeline for Martin’s potential return.
T-Wolves guard Kevin Martin saw a hand specialist this week for broken left thumb & will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks, I’m told.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 11, 2014
USA Today’s Sam Amick brings a report that states that Martin won’t be re-evaluated for 2 to 3 weeks, and because of that, Minnesota fans can expect to be without their best perimeter scorer for at least that long. The T-Wolves are in the midst of a 4-game losing streak, and with Martin missing the past two games, Minnesota was soundly beaten (at home) by both the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.
It has been quite a solid season for the 31-year-old shooting guard, as he is averaging 19 points per game with nearly 40% shooting from 3-point land. However, this type of injury can hang around for quite some time, and with Minnesota’s well-diagnosed problems with scoring (outside of Kevin Love, of course), it will be interesting to see how Rick Adelman and company handle the rotation in Martin’s absence.